Friday, December 20, 2013

Carol singing...

tonight (Fri 21st Dec) at London Bridge station. Look out for us...

And on Wednesday I joined a group singing at VICTORIA station, organised as ever by the splendid Yvonne with volunteers from various places including  the excellent parish of St Joseph's, Roehampton. The singing was really glorious - we had a good crowd, a couple of guitarists and we sang all the traditional carols, with some particularly lovely singing for "Silent Night" and "Joy to the World", and the most magnificent "Glooooorias" for "Angels we have heard on high"  and "Sing dong merrily..."  We sang "Adeste Fideles" in Latin and in English. Mindful of Papa Francis' call to evangelise, we sang  "Joy to the World" specially for him, and it went exceptionally well - and then we sang "Silent Night" for Papa Benedict, and it was so lovely that we sang it again, and then a third time.

It was all most heartily enjoyable, and the station - surging with massive commuter crowds - was filled with our music, and we had lots of people stopping to thank us, take pics, or even come and join in for a carol or two.

Now, this is all part of the real Christmas.

Last night, a group of us were due to sing carols around the streets of a corner of The Borough, but the terrific roaring thunderstorm made it completely impossible,  so after Mass, with the rain still hurtling down and thunder crashing, we settled in the parish room with some wine and snacks and had a very enjoyable time of talk and laughter.

Tonight, London Bridge station...

2 comments:

Malcolm said...

The thunder and lightening is God's way of telling you He doesn't approve of carols during Advent. The author of feasts and seasons should know that.

Jeanette said...

I think he might approve of anything which serves to remind people of God...
even if the timing is a bit out!